I am not seeking to impose my son as governor – Kogi ex-governor


Ibrahim Idris, former governor of Kogi State, has rejected allegations that he plotted to impose his son, Abubakar Idris, as the next governor of the state. He said such reports trending online were “malicious, spurious, wicked and satanic.”

According to a press statement issued on Friday in Lokoja by his Chief Press Secretary, Elesho Richard, the ex-governor noted that all he was interested in was to lead a credible Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) that would return  to take over government in Kogi
State come 2019.

He said the negative report was aimed at distracting him, but he maintained that the sponsors of the write up have failed in their bid at blackmail him, adding that he was too focused to be

According to the statement, “Ibrahim  Idris is a successful businessman and respected politician with tremendous respect for democratic ethos, dialogue and team work, credentials that set aside his nine years in public office for unequalled peace, cohesion and development in the state

The former Governor does not believe in imposition of candidates, nor does he have power to impose his choices on others”.

He has repeatedly cautioned against it as an unjust practice and has consistently been working with other leaders to provide a level playing ground for all PDP aspirants in the state.